a few of the sketches, and gave all the rest to Madame Ratignolle, who appreciated the gift far beyond its value and proudly exhibited the pictures to her husband when he came up from the store a little later for his midday dinner.
That portion of the band who had followed the huge warrior took the route toward the foot of the Horican, and no other expectation was left for himself and companions, than that they were to be retained
as hopeless captives by their savage conquerors.
As he still nervously retained
the two hands he had grasped, this would have been a difficult feat, even had he not endeavored at the same moment, by a backward furtive kick, to propel the hat out of the window, at which she laughingly broke from his grasp and flew to the rescue.
It was naturally tender, sensitive, and full of little tremors and palpitations; all of which weaknesses it retained
, while her visage was growing so perversely stern, and even fierce.
They would take neither the glow of passion nor the tenderness of sentiment, but retained
all the rigidity of dead corpses, and stared me in the face with a fixed and ghastly grin of contemptuous defiance.
And never having been anywhere in the world but in Africa, Nantucket, and the pagan harbors most frequented by whalemen; and having now led for many years the bold life of the fishery in the ships of owners uncommonly heedful of what manner of men they shipped; daggoo retained
all his barbaric virtues, and erect as a giraffe, moved about the decks in all the pomp of six feet five in his socks.
It is this decapitated end of the head, also, which is at last elevated out of the water, and retained
in that position by the enormous cutting tackles, whose hempen combinations, on one side, make quite a wilderness of ropes in that quarter.
He closed his eyes, but still retained
his hold; for, in the gates of eternity, the black hand and the white hold each other with an equal clasp.
Failure as he was, complete and entire, he had generously handed down to her all that was best in himself, and prudently retained
all that was unworthy.
As long as they lived, no exertions would be necessary, their home might be hers for ever; and for their own comfort they would have retained
her wholly; but this would be selfishness:what must be at last, had better be soon.
In a few minutes, however, Marianne was recovered enough to put an end to the bustle, and sit down among the rest; though her spirits retained
the impression of what had passed, the whole evening.
and there were sundry questions about tonnage and poundage and ship-money, which most of them appeared unable to answer; still, every little difficulty was solved instantly when it reached Burns: her memory seemed to have retained
the substance of the whole lesson, and she was ready with answers on every point.